Online Learning

Browse ResDAC's collection of videos that introduce you to CMS data as well as describe common research topics.
Introductory
Videos

This webcast describes CMS' definition of research and explains how to describe a study in the form of a research question because that is a requirement for data release…

This webinar provides an overview of the process and time involved in making a request for CMS restricted (identifiable) data for a research project. The video will…

This presentation outlines several useful algorithms that can be used to summarize Medicaid eligibility category, coverage by managed care, use of inpatient physician…

This presentation uses MAX data to explore three research questions related to geographic variation in Medicaid expenditures:

» Does interstate variation in…

This presentation provides a background on risk adjustment, including the general program and policy goals of risk adjustment, the history of risk adjustment, and an…

This presentation discusses the specific PDE variables that are related to medication utilization. This presentation also provides an in-depth discussion of different…

This presentation reviews the "cost" variables found in the Part D Event data. Researchers can determine the "point of sale" cost to the beneficiary. Other variables…

This presentation provides an overview of the types of economic evaluations in health care, the various economic perspectives studies can have, whose costs and benefits…

Understanding of the CMS payment systems will assist the researcher in knowing how services are reiumbursed and what to expect in the data when costing services. This…

For each of the CMS claim file types, the variables used in calculating costs for CMS covered services is reviewed. Calculations are defined by 1) what Medicare reimbursed…

The Medicare cost reports can be downloaded from the CMS website.  CMS provides several documents to aid with the use of the cost reports. This presentation describes each…

This presentation describes where to find the Medicare cost report downloads, what is contained within each data file, and the definitions used to create the download.…

This presentation defines the different types of cost-to-charge ratios (CCRs), how to use these CCRs, and the locations of the CCRs in the data files.  The segment walks…

This webcast reviews the access and use of Medicare data for research on emergency medicine, including strengths and limitations, examples, and relevant contextual…